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“Good home-made gnocchi, fun service and a very nice wine”

Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria
Ranked #25 of 84 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Description: Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria is a family-friendly restaurant run by a friendly family of Italian-Americans. We have a deep love for food and an even deeper love for sharing that food with our community. At Alforno, everything from our stocks to our bread is homemade with fresh ingredients, Tuscan influences, and a commitment to quality. Join us for a sip, a sweet treat, or an indulgent meal and experience for yourself all the flavors we're so fond of.
Reviewed 28 May 2018

I love gnocchi in a parmesan cream sauce, so that's what I ate. Yum. nd complemented but a really delicious recommended wine - light but fruity (cant remember what it was called though - sorry - it was the specially recommended one) Everyone else liked their pasta or aubergine too.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Last night we went to Alforno, they had closed for a remodel! They have a great big bar off the side which used to be just an overflow room, or large party room. We are a couple that likes to dine at the bar and meet new people, and they have the nicest most friendly bartenders and waitstaff we are never disappointed with our experience or the food! They are currently remodeling their kitchen so the menu is limited to pizza and a few entrees. Think anything they can cook in the brick oven. We had a delicious arugula salad with shaved Parmesan and a margarita pizza, both done to perfection! Now we can’t wait for the newly renovated kitchen to be done!

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The staff was 8 out 10. The wait for the meal was much to long considering their was only 3 other tables and 2 wait staff. My grandfather ordered a manhattan, it was mostly ice, small and $11.00. My martini was good but very small for $12.00. My wife and daughter ordered a small cheese pizza. It was more like a personal size and the sauce had no flavor. We have had pizza almost everywhere and I would rate this one a 5 out of 10. The rest of us had dinners. Across the board they were 5 out of 10, not much taste and pricey. In my opinion, I feel that the owner of this establishment needs to pay more attention to his business. David, Old Lyme CT

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Wait staff is superb, like goin to Grandm's house on Sunday for pasta and gravy. Well mixed drinks, pizza is excellent. Been there at least 20 times, never disappointed.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

I really like this restaurant. The pizza is excellent, but the menu is also very good. The atmosphere is upscale and they offer marinated olives and excellent bread. The food is excellent and the service is good. It would be great if the could expand and offer a larger bar and restaurant because it fills up quickly here and can get loud.

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AlfornoCT, Owner at Alforno Ristorante and Brick Oven Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal. We are actually expanding the back room with a large bar and small plates. We should have the room and menu ready in the next few months!

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